There’s nothing worse than getting a pinch for not wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day! Make yourself pinch proof with this adorable felt pin, made felt and iron-on vinyl.
I absolutely hate, hate, hate being pinched! But I was always the kid in grade school who would inevitably forget to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day and I’d be subjected to people pinching me all day. I have vivid memories of drawing on my hands with green Sharpie so I’d be wearing some green.
Oh, pre-Pinterest life. You could be so rough for a kid.
Let me save your kid (or you) from the same fate! Make this adorable Pinch Proof shamrock pin in less than 15 minutes, and rest assured that tiny pinching fingers stay far away on St. Patrick’s Day. This project is part of Craft Lightning! This week you’ll find boatloads of amazing projects using felt that can be made in 15 minutes or less!
This project is made using a Cricut or other cutting machine. Here’s what you’ll need:
Pinch Proof Pin Supplies
- Green Felt
- Iron-on Vinyl
- Iron or Cricut EasyPress
- Bar Pin Back
- Hot Glue Gun
- Pinch Proof Files (use the download box below)
Pinch Proof Pin Directions
Cut out your felt shamrock in green felt, and your “Pinch Proof” text in whatever color iron-on vinyl you’d like. At first I chose glitter gold because I’m always after that pot of gold! But I realized at this size it was too hard to read. So I went with a dark green I had from a sampler pack I bought a million years ago (I think this is similar). Weed out the negative vinyl so you’re just left with the text.
I always prefer using my Cricut EasyPress (see why here) but you can also use your iron. You might want to do a test, but I haven’t had a problem using iron-on on felt before. If you’re using a cheap craft felt you might have an issue with it melting, so a test might be a good idea! I used Cricut’s felt and it held up perfectly. I did place a piece of cotton fabric on top of my project before using the EasyPress.
Then just glue a pin back to the back of your pin using a hot glue gun or other glue! This project is so easy and will keep you from getting pinched on St. Patrick’s Day!